Used 2014 Lexus IS 250

2014 Lexus IS 250
List price range
$18,500 - $27,133

Pros

  • Upscale and well-built interior
  • communicative steering
  • smooth ride.

Cons

  • V6 engine's lackluster power and fuel economy
  • not as sporty as it looks
  • finicky electronics interface.

Used 2014 Lexus IS 250 for Sale

Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
48,959 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$23,900
Est.Loan: $435/mo
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Thank you for visiting another one of Brown's Sterling Nissan's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2014 Lexus IS 250 with 48,959mi. This AWD-equipped vehicle handles well in any weather condition or terrain. You'll benefit from superb handling, improved steering and excellent acceleration. This vehicle has extremely low mileage on the odometer, so while it's pre-owned, it's practically new. The 2014 Lexus exterior is finished in a breathtaking Atomic Silver, while being complemented by such a gorgeous Black interior. This color combination is stunning and absolutely beautiful! More information about the 2014 Lexus IS 250: The mid-size performance sedan segment is a popular place, but the Lexus IS sedan more than holds its own among the offerings from INFINITI, BMW and Cadillac. While powertrains remain the same for 2014, top-to-bottom refinement everywhere else -- along with Lexus' unbeatable build quality -- has made the IS a bigger and yet more dynamic driver's car. Interesting features of this model are all-wheel drive availability, build quality and refinement, technology options, and Attractive styling Taxes, tags, processing fee of $899 and dealer installed accessories additional.
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
64,784 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$22,995
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
57,837 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$26,377
Est.Loan: $480/mo
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L/CERTIFIED!!! 2 NEW TIRES!!! CLEAN CARFAX!!! LUXURY PACKAGE!!! NAVIGATION!!! HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS!!! BACKUP CAMERA!!! BLIND SPOT MONITOR!!! This Vehicle is L/Certified with Warranty Coverage up to 6 years from the Date of first use and Unlimited Miles!! You will also receive Complimentary Scheduled maintenance for the next 2 years or 20,000 miles!! With 24/7 roadside assistance and trip interruption services. Peace of mind that extends beyond the vehicles original warranty. Thats not all!! It has been through a rigorous 161 point SAFETY and QUALITY inspection! Our Service department is open from 5:30am to 11:00pm 365 days a year!!! NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!!! With FREE Wi-Fi internet Caf�, Childrens Play Area, Snacks, massage chairs and Sports Lounge. Be a part of the Pohanka Lexus family. Pohanka Lexus At your Service since 1919 Many of our Vehicles are not yet listed on the internet so please contact us to find what you are you looking for. *SiriusXM satellite radio (complimentary 90-day trial subscription included)
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
68,182 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Like New, One Owner, IS 250, Beautiful Black Leather w/ White Stiching Interior, Navigation with Voice Activation, Push Start Engine, Memory Settings, Bluetooth, Proximity Keys, Remote Keyless Entry, Remote Window Controls, Remote Sunroof, Heated Seats, USB Outlets, Drive Select %28ECO or SPORT%29, HD AM/FM/CD Audio System, 2.5L V6, 6-Speed Automactic w/OD, Rear Wheel Drive, 17 WheelsFREE CARFAX REPORT AVAILABLE WITH EVERY VEHICLE%2521%2521 We offer the Finest Quality, Exceptionally Well Maintained Pre-Owned Vehicles at GREAT prices%2521%2521 We are located off route 7 in Falls Church less than a mile from 66 and less than 3 miles from Tyson's corner mall/495. YA HABLAMOS ESPANOL%2521%2521%2521 All our Vehicles come with a Virginia State Police licensed inspection certificate, Also comes with a Carfax Certified Buyback Guarantee protecting against Severe Damage, Odometer Problems, and Lemon History%2521%2521 Most of our vehicles come with our limited 30 day or 1,000 mile warranty and also qualify for Extended Warranties%2521%2521 We also accept trade-ins, as we are here to simplify all your automotive shopping needs. 100%25 Guaranteed Auto Loan Approvals for anyone over the age of 18 with valid Tax ID or Social Security Number%3A Good, Bad, or No Credit%2521%2521 Sales Price honored for those not needing Financing from our Sources, Credit Union Members and Auto Brokers Warmly Welcomed. For more Details or to Schedule an Appointment, please contact our Knowledgeable and Professional Sales Team Today at 703-241-2805, or check out our website at www.fcauto.com . All vehicles are subject to change prior to sale. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data displayed, the Dealership is not responsible for any errors or omissions. Sales Price do not include Registration, State Sales Tax, License Fees, Processing Fee.Qualifies for Our Certified Program Protecting You Until 100k Miles.Qualifies For an Extended Warranty. Cruise Control,Power Door Locks,Power Steering,Power Windows,Remote Keyless Entry,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Transmission,XM Satellite Radio,CD Player,Power Door Mirrors,Power Seats,Leather Seats,Bluetooth,GPS/Navigation,FOG Lights,Dual Zone Climate Control,Push Button Start,Sunroof/Moonroof,Touch Screen Head Unit,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,AUX Input,ONE Owner,Heated/Cooled Seats,Blind Spot Monitoring,ALL Wheel Drive,Paddle Shifters,Traction Control,Side Curtain Airbags,Back UP/Reverse Camera
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
48,083 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$26,144
Est.Loan: $476/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
44,641 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$23,940
Est.Loan: $436/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
45,423 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$22,900
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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$500 Below Market
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2 YEAR UNLIMTED MILE WARRANTY STANDARD FEATURES 2.5-liter V6- 24 valve, dual overhead cam (DOHC), Direct injection, Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i), 204 Horsepower, 185 lb-ft Torque 6 speed automatic transmission- paddle shifters, Electronic Control with Intelligence (ECT-i) Drive Mode Select- ECO, Normal, Sport & Snow modes Double wishbone front & multi-link rear suspension Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist (BA) 17 Aluminum Wheels- 225/45R17 All-Season tires, Location specific tire pressure monitoring system High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) low & high beams, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) Dual Chrome Exhaust Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/One-Touch Open/Close SmartAccess with Push-Button Start/Stop Rear View Mirror- Auto Dimming, HomeLink Garage Door Opener Driver Seat: 10-way power, (including 2-way lumbar) Passenger seat 8-way power Folding rear seats (60/40 Split) Multi Information Display(MID)- full color display includes Audio, Phone and Trip Information Lexus Premium Display Audio System- HD Radio with real-time traffic and weather, Gracenote album art, MP3 player USB integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (90-day trial subscription) Bluetooth hands free phone & media streaming Airbags 10: Driver & Front passenger: Front, Knee & Side (6), Rear Side (2), Side Curtain (
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
37,375 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$25,496
Est.Loan: $464/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
49,200 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
(2)
SMH Auto Sales
27.1 mi away
List$20,753
Est.Loan: $378/mo
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%2A%2A%2AWE OFFER MANY FINANCING OPTIONS WITH INTEREST AS LOW AS 2.99%25 FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS%2A%2A%2A Here at SMH Auto Sales, we help people find the vehicle of their Dreams. Don't risk buying cars from places that don't care about their customers, it could leave you stuck on the side of the road, with No Help, No Warranty, and No Money... The Customer ALWAYS comes first. Many of our vehicles still have their original Factory Warranty on them, and when that's not enough, we also have other warranty companies ready to assist you in any way they can. Ranging from a 3 Month Warranty, to a 4 Year National Warranty, they are here to make your life easier, and safer. We make sure our cars are reconditioned perfectly, going above and beyond MD state standards for our customer's satisfaction. All vehicles go through a rigorous 128 point MD inspection process. Our goal is to turn a used car into a pre-owned vehicle. Now that you know about us, Stop by sometime. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can. THESE INTERNET PRICES ARE BASED ON A 1 TIME PAYMENT WHICH WOULD INCLUDE CASH, CASHIER CHECK, OR CERTIFIED FUNDS FROM A BANK. PRICES EXCLUDES TAX, TAGS, DOC FEE, FINANCE FEES, AND A %2524695 DEALER PREP FEE. While every reasonable effort was made to ensure all the information is correct, we are not responsible for any mistakes made on this ad. All information was based off a VIN search. 8 Speakers,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,CD player,Lexus Premium Audio System,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear side impact airbag,Power moonroof,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Fully automatic headlights,High intensity discharge headlights%3A Bi-Xenon,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter%3A HomeLink,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated Front Bucket Seats,Heated front seats,NuLuxe Seat Trim,Power passenger seat,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,17%2522 x 7.5%2522 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
44,028 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
Philmark Motorcars
35.3 mi away
List$23,499
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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$300 Below Market
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We have expanded to serve you better!!! Come and visit our 8 conveniently located retail stores in the Washington DC Metro RegionLike new condition, this beautiful 2014 LEXUS IS 250 AWD w/Navigation presented in this amazing color combination with Silver exterior and Black interior does not get any better. This beauty has it all, 2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-i engine with great low miles is ready for a test drive today! Looking for a superior vehicle quality and a hassle free experience? Here at MR CAR we are the Home of the ** GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL** WITH OVER 500 CARFAX CERTIFIED VEHICLES IN STOCK WE COVER IT ALL, FROM SUV'S TO PICK UP TRUCKS and WORK VANS, CONVERTIBLES, COUPES, SEDANS AND A TOUCH OF LUXURY IN OUR JUST OPENED CAMP SPRING'S STORE that HAS IT ALL. MD CERTIFIED INSPECTED VEHICLES, The best extended warranties available in the industry. Come in and experience why we are the leaders in the Region, with the best approvals that the competition can not touch.We have the vehicle that fits your needs and mostly your monthly payment needs... we will help you establish your credit at the same time and lead you to the path of success...come and check us out and you will see why when others say no...Mr Car says yes!!! Come and drive your new vehicle home today without drama and disappointments. YES! It's that easy..Apply online at www.mymrcar.com and find out how easy we will get you driving today!! Hablamos Español!! Contact our Sales Team at 855-546-7227 / 301-277-4480
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
51,058 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$22,598
Est.Loan: $412/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
41,609 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$22,000
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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$300 Below Market
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For 2014, the Lexus IS 250 has been fully redesigned. Highlights include new exterior and interior styling, increased rear-seat room and trunk space, revised suspension and steering tuning, and new safety features.The Navigation System package adds a navigation system, Lexus' Remote Touch electronics interface, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phonebook downloading and Lexus Enform enhanced telematics (with smartphone app integration,including Bing, Yelp, Pandora and iHeartRadio) LED headlamps and heated and ventilated front seats.AT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WE SPECIALIZE IN GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL PROGRAMS. WITH OVER 20 LENDERS AT HAND, WE FINANCE THE GOOD, BAD, NO CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY EVEN REPO. NO PROBLEM! HELP IS HERE! WITH OUR 100% CREDIT APPROVAL EVERYONE RIDES! GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WILL SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY A QUALITY USED CAR. WE OFFER A 3 MONTH/3,000 MILES POWERTRAIN WARRANTY **FREE OF CHARGE**. HERE AT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX, WE BELIEVE THAT FAIR PRICES AND OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE LEADS TO AN OVERJOYED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE! WE GUARANTEE MARYLAND & DC STATE SAFETY INSPECTION!CALL US TODAY AT (703)445-1100 !!!
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
26,209 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$20,900
Est.Loan: $381/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
45,058 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
(2)
Northwest BMW
46.6 mi away
List$23,639
Est.Loan: $431/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
63,350 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
Autoleader
47.6 mi away
List$23,490
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
71,571 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
(28)
Carbiz
47.7 mi away
List$19,500
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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: LUXURY PACKAGE W/BROWN WOOD Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel w/Memory, Outside Rear-View Mirror Functions, electrochromic, memory and reverse tilt-down, Climate Control Seats, LED Headlamps, Driver Memory Seat, Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Wood Interior Trim, Glove Box w/Key, NAVIGATION PACKAGE Lexus Enform, SafetyConnect, which includes automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, enhanced roadside assistance, destination assist, eDestination and apps suite, Telematics, remote, Rear Back-Up Camera, XM NavTraffic/XM NavWeather, XM sports, stocks and fuel prices, Navigation System, DVD Player, Additional Features: Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Our friendly, non-commissioned crew has earned Dealer Of The Year for the past 5 years and are empowered to walk you through the buying process from start to finish. NO-HAGGLE PRICING: Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee. Check us out online or in the showroom and experience the Carbiz difference. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.
Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
30,139 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$20,994
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Lexus IS 250 2014 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)
49,228 miles
Used 2014
Lexus IS 250
Base
List$22,671
Est.Loan: $413/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A welcome redesign provides the 2014 Lexus IS 250 with class-leading build quality and benchmark steering feel. But it still trails its German competitors in pulse-quickening performance.

vehicle overview

Since its introduction, the Lexus IS 250 luxury sport sedan has played second fiddle to its European counterparts. In past reviews, we found it to be a likable car but criticized it for its meager rear seating accommodations, merely adequate V6 engine and busy, small-car ride. For the redesigned 2014 IS 250, Lexus is aiming to address at least a few of these shortcomings.

This year, Lexus lengthened the IS 250's wheelbase, and that has freed up a bit more interior room, particularly rear-seat legroom. Another benefit of pushing the front and rear wheels farther apart is a more stable and comfortable ride quality. Even with the increased emphasis on comfort, the IS remains Lexus' sport-oriented entry-level luxury car, as Lexus is happy to sell the ES 350 to buyers who favor a plush ride above all else. To that end, the IS is still rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and the driver's feel of the car through the steering wheel is now one of the best in this segment.

In keeping with the trend of electronic devices proliferating among luxury automobiles, the 2014 IS 250 sees its share of upgrades. Lexus has added its optional, computer mouselike Remote Touch electronics interface to the IS this year, for instance. There are also new safety features, including lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.

Unfortunately, one area Lexus left fundamentally unchanged for 2014 is the IS 250's powertrain. The six-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic are smooth and quiet, but the recent increase and success of equally potent turbocharged four-cylinder engines in other sedans has made the aging Lexus engine seem weak and inefficient in comparison. Add in underwhelming handling and braking performance, and there's no denying that the IS 250 falls short of what its sporty styling promises.

As before, comfort, luxury and outright refinement take priority over performance and headlines on the 2014 Lexus IS 250. This car will please Lexus loyalists, but if you're not devoted to the brand, you owe it to yourself to shop around. Our favorite in this class remains the 2014 BMW 3 Series given its multitude of talents. Other desirable entry luxury sport sedan picks include the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

trim levels & features

The 2014 Lexus IS 250 is a compact luxury sedan offered in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive trim levels. The IS 350 is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment on the IS 250 is generous and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, foglamps, heated mirrors, sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats (includes two-way lumbar control), leatherette premium vinyl upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard are the Safety Connect telematics system, a 7-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice commands and an eight-speaker sound system with in-dash CD changer, HD radio, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and dual iPod/USB interfaces.

The IS 250 AWD adds all-wheel drive and heated front seats.

The Navigation System package adds a navigation system, Lexus' Remote Touch electronics interface, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phonebook downloading and Lexus Enform enhanced telematics (with smartphone app integration, including Bing, Yelp, Pandora and iHeartRadio). A 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system can be added to the navigation system.

A Premium package adds LED headlamps and heated and ventilated front seats. The Luxury package bundles the Premium package with automatic wipers, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming side mirrors, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column and driver memory settings.

The F Sport package includes LED headlamps, 18-inch wheels (with available summer tires), special exterior and interior styling details, a sport-tuned suspension, an intake sound generator (enhances the sound of the V6 engine), heated sport seats and LFA supercar-inspired instrumentation.

Individual options include 18-inch wheels, headlamp washers for the AWD model, front and rear parking sensors, a lane-departure warning system and adaptive cruise control with a pre-collision brake-priming system.

performance & mpg

The 2014 Lexus IS 250 is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that produces 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission, and buyers can choose between rear- and all-wheel-drive variants.

In Edmunds testing, a rear-wheel-drive IS 250 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, a tepid time for this segment. Lexus-estimated fuel economy stands at 24 mpg combined (21 mpg city/30 mpg highway) with rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive version rates 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city/27 mpg highway). Rivals with turbocharged four-cylinders surpass the IS 250 in acceleration and fuel mileage.

safety

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and dual rear-seat side airbags. Also included is Safety Connect, a traditional telematics service with automatic collision notification, stolen-vehicle locator and an emergency assistance button.

A rearview camera is available or packaged with the optional Navigation System package, and front and rear parking sensors are a stand-alone option. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts is part of the Luxury package, or you can buy it à la carte. Other stand-alone options include a lane-departure warning system and radar-based adaptive cruise control with a pre-collision system that utilizes warnings followed by brake-system priming and seatbelt tightening to lessen the severity of a crash.

In Edmunds brake testing, an IS 250 F Sport with 18-inch wheels and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 118 feet, which is long for its class. In government crash tests the 2014 Lexus IS 250 earned a rating of five stars overall with four stars in front crash tests, five stars in side crash and rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highways Safety gave the 2014 IS 250 a rating of "Good" in moderate overlap front and side tests.

driving

The 2014 Lexus IS 250's longer wheelbase and new suspension design have paid big dividends in terms of ride comfort. It's no mistake that the IS now rides more like its larger sedan sibling, the GS, and that's a good thing. Overall, the newest IS 250 presents a far more comfortable and quiet ride that will serve commuters and road trippers well. That said, that just-right ride quality is diminished with the firmer-riding F Sport package that should be sampled prior to ordering.

On curvy roads, the IS 250 is more of a mixed bag. Steering feel and effort levels are appropriate and unexpectedly excellent. In contrast to previous years, the IS feels more alive through its steering wheel than a BMW 3 Series. But the sum of these improved qualities is largely a letdown. Even with the F Sport's taut suspension and summer tires, the IS 250 lacks the true handling prowess and high dynamic limits we expect of a sport sedan.

Finally, there's the matter of the IS 250's V6 engine. It's smooth, but acceleration is definitely lacking compared with most other base-engine competitors. The 102-hp jump to the more powerful Lexus IS 350 costs little in terms of fuel economy and nets a noticeable improvement in throttle response and acceleration.

interior

The 2014 Lexus IS 250 has as nice an interior as you'll find in this segment in terms of quality and aesthetics. Supple leather and handsome wood and metallic accents are lavished throughout, and even the quality of the plastics is hard to fault with. As expected of a Lexus, fit and finish is excellent as well.

Basic controls throughout the cabin are intuitive and easy to use. However, Lexus' Remote Touch controller for the optional infotainment systems is a good idea that needs more refinement. The mouselike controller and on-screen cursor are very familiar in a PC computer sort of way. But placing the cursor is difficult and if you've incorrectly clicked, there's no convenient hard "back" button. Further, because all of the icons are the same dull colors, differentiating among them without serious eyes-off-road time is difficult.

One immediately noticeable benefit to the 2014 IS's newly elongated wheelbase is improved rear-seat comfort and access. Once the chief complaint of the compact sedan, the IS 250's backseat is now on par with its main competitors. The trunk can hold a maximum of 13.8 cubic feet of luggage, which is above average for cars in this class.

The F Sport package's new motorized-pod instrument panel (borrowed from the LFA) is a nifty parlor trick that adds only marginal utility and information.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Lexus IS 250.

great fun car to drive
impaciente, 7/19/2013
The car is fantastic. Many improvements compared to the previous model, which in my opinion was not bad at all. In the driving department, in my humble opinion, is a lot better than the current 3 series, specially in the sports mode. Interior comforts and the IT in the car are tip top compared to the europeans. Quality building is typical Lexus and from a design point of view is very innovative (untyplical lexus.... and I would say untypical BMW, MB Audi). I love the exterior styling, though this is a matter of likes.
What a Great Car!
redskins5926, 9/3/2013
I have been driving my IS250 F-Sport exactly two months now. This car has been a thrill! For those who like to speed or head to the track frequently, you would benefit from the extra power of the 350. For everyone else, the 250 is plenty of power. This car has tight and nicely weighted steering. Fuel economy is incredible, I average 24-25 mpg with 60% city driving. The driving dynamics are very comparable to the E90 BMW 3-series (2006-2011). The current F30 BMW 3-series does not feel as sporty. As for the exterior styling, it does grow on you. I remember thinking how ugly the car looked when I saw the first press photos, but now I think it is one of the best-looking cars I've seen!
My new ride
RMG, 11/15/2015
Drive a BMW, then drive this car. As a former BMW driver, I loved my beemer....but this car is eye-catching, sporty looking and I know it will be far more reliable. With the repairs made on the BMW, I could have bought another car. After 100K miles, for starters, I had suspension parts and engine coils fail to the tune of $4K. I traded it in with $7K in repairs looming (steering fluid and oil leaK). The Lexus is sporty, elegant, well appointed. I bought it with only 7K miles....drives like a dream and even has an optional sport mode. Only concern is that the paint will not hold up like the beemer. Chips easily (not me, previous owner). In contrast, the BMW looked mint when I traded it in for $3K with 180K miles. The car should have been worth more but was on it's last legs. BMW needs its owners to be mechanics to afford repairs after 100K miles. November 2016 update: I continue to love my 2014 Lexus IS250. Still a great car, no issues. I have somehow put 20K miles on it this year. As for maintenance, because this was a certified Lexus, all the maintenance has been at no charge. The only quirky thing I will mention is that you need to change your oil every 10K miles, which is fine. However, the maintenance light comes on every 5K miles to trigger wheel rotation and fluid check. Because my car's front tires are a different size from my back tires, this particular maintenance does not make sense and it is annoying to have that maintenance warning come on. Anyway, still a great car. Also, I recently checked how much this car would cost today, and I seem to have gotten a really good deal since they are still asking around the same price that I paid for my year and model last year. Maybe this is because the AWD is now only available in the IS350 which is a more expensive car.
Love my IS250
Leela S., 5/9/2016
I just bought my IS250 a couple weeks ago. Even though it is just the base model I am more than satisfied with my purchase! The car drives great, handles great, and looks great. We spent a little extra to get it Lexus certified, but it was worth it for the ease of my mind for maintenance and big issues. The Lexus dealership was great and easy to work with, and we will defiantly purchase from them again. I wish I had not waited so long for my first Lexus!
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2014 Lexus IS 250
Used 2014 Lexus IS 250 Overview

The Used 2014 Lexus IS 250 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2014 Lexus IS 250 trim styles:

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